In-Person Doula Support & Other Offerings
I’m so glad you’re here and considering the support of a doula for yourself or someone you love.
As a mother of two (and grandmother of one!) I understand the importance of care and nurturing during birth, labor, and beyond. Birth is raw and transformative and magical. The path to meeting your baby can also be long, sometimes confusing, and the road twisty. It requires patience and surrender. I work with you & your family, finding ways to comfort, inform, and guide you during your labor journey. I educate and reassure, respond to, advocate for, and show up for my clients during this intense and emotional time. I provide individualized, unbiased, supportive care . Wherever & however you choose to birth your baby, it is an honor to be at your side.
For those in the Jacksonville/North Florida area, if this sounds like the doula support you’re looking for, I offer a free phone consultation and/or virtual meeting to see if there is a connection. We can then follow up with an in-person meeting if you feel my services are a good fit.
For those living outside of the greater Jacksonville area, please reach out! I do provide some travel doula options, especially within the state of Florida & in Los Angeles.
My services are tailored to the individual client, in order to build deeper connections. Not everyone wants or needs the same level of support.
Services include the following:
A promise of intentional scheduling with a limited number of clients per calendar month
Phone, text, and email contact as needed during your pregnancy & postpartum
Multiple visits prenatally to discuss: your birth vision, preferences, the process of labor, hospital protocol and procedures (if applicable to you), tools to help you achieve the birth you desire, ways we can work together to achieve your goals, review comfort techniques during labor, assist with plans for postpartum care + recovery, and address any questions or concerns you may have
Meetings include an office appointment with your care provider, or a home visit with your midwife
Birth 101 prep and labor partner support tools
Referrals and resources, tips and tricks throughout your pregnancy and beyond
On-call for you 24/7 in the last weeks of pregnancy
Continuous labor support via phone and in person.
Assurance of an experienced backup doula in the case of illness or unlikely event of a conflict with another labor (Limiting my clients each month helps ensure this rarely occurs.)
Photo or video documentation captured during the birth (but you and your baby are my priority!)
Postpartum visit/birth processing session, assistance with lactation/feeding + follow up as requested
-Please contact me for a no pressure consultation to discuss services and rates.
FYI: Payment arrangements are an option, if needed. You can also use your HSA towards doula services! If you are working with a very specific budget, let’s discuss!
Please do not let cost be your only reason for not hiring a Doula. If I cannot serve you, I will do my best to help you find a doula who can.
Discounts for military families and homebirths are available.
Doula Consults: I offer prenatal consultations for those seeking limited support or guidance prenatally to choose a birth team, ask questions, create birth preferences, and help prepare for labor, birth and postpartum.
-My fee for consulting is 150/hr.
Virtual Support: I offer virtual support for childbirth education, prenatal meetings and labor support anywhere in the world!
-Fees dependent on amount of virtual support desired.
Travel Doula Support: I can and do travel within the state of Florida & beyond.
-Travel doula fee and typical reimbursables, such as airfare and accommodations, can be discussed during our consultation.
“Katharine is incredible in every way. She taught me there is no right or wrong way to birth. The right way is whatever the right choice is for your individual self.
It’s about achieving your best birth, may that be w/ or w/o an epidural, home or hospital, or anything between. Your doula should embrace your choices and help you achieve the best version of it. The right birth is an empowered birth. That’s exactly what Katharine did for us.”-Sarah K